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Were The Doors The Most Perfect Band?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by taxer, May 21, 2013.

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  1. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Now comical? Like it wasn't way back when our former fellow forumite started it?
     

  2. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
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  3. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2011
    Bristol
    Are those all pictures of Jim Morrison in the last few weeks of his life?
     

  4. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    there's a lot to be said for standing your ground

    i would add, in spite of all provocation, but it seems redundant

    bravo
     

  5. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    and now some StereoLabraDoors

     

  6. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    No! Something appears to have swallowed Jim!
     

  7. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
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    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    I think that the best way to truly appreciate The Doors would be to listen to the music while you're young and chemically altered. Since most of us here are neither, there is bound to be a bit of an issue.
     

  8. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    ... funny you should say, the Door Hunter, starring Robert door Niro is on TV here right now, as the blurb says

    '... counterpointing their initial naive patriotism with the brutal reality of war'
     

  9. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    California
    Yup, one step further and kills himself. Sad, really sad.

    Nobody forced Jim Morrison to party till the lights went out.
    He should have lived longer, long enough to chase the
    demons out of his brain and out of his life.

    I'm sure eventually he would have written American
    masterpieces much more than what we regard as
    rock and roll from that era. Out here in LA there was
    a radio DJ named Jim Ladd, who adored The Doors.
    My appreciation for them was heightened by what
    Jim Ladd did to their music and Morrison's poetry
    on his radio program.

    What was the name of one of his famous shows?
    "Headphones"? something like that. He took
    The Doors artwork and framed it inside his own
    art space. Talented.

    Skully, you remember Jim Ladd right?
     

  10. joaopazguitar

    joaopazguitar Tele-Holic

    884
    Apr 27, 2012
    Porto, Portugal
    sorry, didn't get to read the thread but still wanted to answer to the original post:

    yes! :cool:
     

  11. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    California
    That's what The Doobie Brothers asked us to do.
     

  12. hopper

    hopper Tele-Meister

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    May 30, 2011
    Virginia
    The Ronstadt dig was in very poor taste. :(
     

  13. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
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    Yes. I used to work with someone who was his on-and-off f-buddy. Ladd was a very important deejay in his time, but I think he has a problem with over-the-top mythologizing similar to Manzarek's.
     

  14. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    California
    But it's the stuff legends are made out of Skully!

    Remember the movie Eddie and The Cruisers?

    That was clearly Jim Morrison, or at least the typology
    of that character. The issue is for all of us, how do we
    want to be remembered?

    Do I want to be the guitar hero to my friends?
    Father knows best to my kids and G-kids?
    Fair and even keel to my business associates?

    Realistically, how much of that would I
    honestly consider to be accurate enough
    to be my character witness when I'm gone?

    Jim Morrison never got the complete chance to
    right some of the wrongs in his young life and is
    stuck with how we view him decades later.

    It seems myths are made from the ashes of incomplete
    memories.
     

  15. Diagoras

    Diagoras Tele-Holic

    590
    May 18, 2013
    NC
    Nope. Trolling is when you keep posting antagonistic comments in a thread in which you've already said your piece.

    Since you have repeated the same extremely pretentious criticism time and again, you are definitely trolling. Textbook example, in fact.

    Do you have the maturity to move on, now that you understand the definition of trolling? I doubt it. Your massive ego probably won't let you.
     

  16. markbastable

    markbastable Tele-Meister

    180
    Jun 20, 2010
    London

    I think you've made theses antagonistic comments a couple of times before in this thread.
     

  17. Diagoras

    Diagoras Tele-Holic

    590
    May 18, 2013
    NC
    I like the Doors, and my comments regarding them have not been antagonistic at all. Instead, I've just tried to get the trolls to leave. That's not trolling at all, just like it's not trolling if the OP posts in his own thread (yes, some supremely ignorant people called the OP a troll for posting in his own thread, believe it or not).

    Now if I were going into someone's thread about some country artist, and repeatedly criticizing their awful lyrics or pathetic chord progressions, then that would be trolling. I could easily do that, and yet I don't because I am not a troll.

    Understand the difference now?
     

  18. greggorypeccary

    greggorypeccary Friend of Leo's

    Nov 16, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I think people called the OP a troll based on his starting a thread with this premise (and other similar "perfect" threads). Starting a thread in which you present your opinion as an irrefutable fact in order to sit back and watch others argue about it is pretty troll-ish behavior to most.

    And we all played right into it...:cry:
     

  19. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    I think this will answer all our questions:



    That version is a Morrison vocal with instruments added by the remaining Doors years later. Here's a version recorded during "The Soft Parade" sessions:

     

  20. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member

    Age:
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    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    Now we have people posting about how other people are posting. This thread has more than run its course. Closed.
     

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